Female Urinary Incontinence

 

It is a familiar story for many women who have delivered children. You are in an exercise class or jogging and instead of concentrating on the exercise, you are busy worrying about whether or not you will have an accident. Or maybe you are volunteering at your child’s school and have to sneeze. Do you …

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Fibrocystic Breast Condition (FBC)

 

Fibrocystic Breast Condition (FBC), is a common condition that affects approximately 60% of women, primarily women between the ages of thirty and fifty.  It is characterized by lumpiness and usually discomfort in one or both breasts. The lumpiness and discomfort associated with FBC is due to small breast masses or cysts that are benign (non-cancerous). …

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FDA Approves New Silicone Gel Breast Implant With Restrictions

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new silicone gel breast implant manufactured by Mentor Worldwide LLC, with strict requirements. The manufacturer is required to closely monitor the women who use it and research the long-term effects. The Mentor MemoryShape breast implant has been approved by the FDA for the use of increasing breast …

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HPV And Oral Cancer

 

In a recent interview with The Guardian, popular actor and Hollywood star Michael Douglas announced that his recent throat cancer was most likely caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can be contracted during oral sex. In the interview, Michael Douglas also admitted to drinking and smoking. These two factors have been …

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STDs in the United States

 

Despite major efforts at raising awareness and education, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a problem in the United States. The most common types of STDs in the United States include the following: Chlamydia Chlamydia is an STD caused by a bacterium and is the most frequently reported sexually transmitted infection in the United States. In …

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Pelvic Pain: Causes and Treatments

 

Pelvic pain is a common problem affecting women and can be caused by a variety of factors including painful menstruation, pelvic joint instability, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), sexually transmitted diseases, ovarian cysts and cancer. Before prescribing any type of treatment for pelvic pain, it is important to first accurately diagnose the cause …

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Smoking and Your Risk For Osteoporosis

 

Osteoporosis (“porous bone”) is a condition in which the bones weaken and become more likely to fracture. This serious health problem affects an estimated forty-four million people in the United States, sixty-eight percent of whom are women. It also costs our health system millions in health care expenditures and lost productivity. It is most common among post-menopausal …

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Treatments For Heavy Menstrual Periods

 

I was on a girls’ weekend recently and we were all complaining about the hassle of heaving menstrual bleeding. All of us are in our forties and have not yet entered Menopause. Interestingly enough, five out of the eight of us reported that our menstrual periods are now much heavier than they were when we …

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